China launches rover for first far side of the moon landing

Moon-bound Tomorrow, at about 1:30 p.m. EST (2:30 a.m. on Dec. 8 local time), China’s robotic Chang'e-4 mission will launch on a Long March 3B rocket, headed for the lunar surface. After launching, the spacecraft will spend 27 days traveling to the moon. Upon arrival at our rocky satellite, an accompanying lander, which doubles as a rover, will descend towards the surface. The craft will touch down in the Von Kármán Crater in the South Pole?Aitken (SPA) basin on the far side of the moon.

China launches rover for first far side of the moon landing

China launched a rover early Saturday destined to land on the far side of the moon, a global first that would boost Beijing's ambitions to become a space superpower, state media said.

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Phys.org

China launches rocket in attempt to land on far side of Moon for first time

The rocket is expected to land in early January

Fri 7 Dec 18 from The Independent

Chang'e-4: China mission targets Moon's far side

It will be the first attempt to land robotic craft to the side of the Moon which never faces Earth.

Fri 7 Dec 18 from BBC News

China prepares mission to land spacecraft on moon's far side

China was preparing to launch a ground-breaking mission early Saturday to soft-land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Phys.org

China Prepares to Head for the Far Side of the Moon

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Discover Magazine

Dutch research team involved in first landing on the far side of the moon

The Chinese space agency will be launching the Chang'e 4 moon lander on Friday 7 December, hoping to make China the first country to land on the far side of the moon. Dutch astronomers are also ...

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Phys.org

China's Chang'e 4 Moon Lander and Rover to Touch Down As Toys

China's recently launched mission to land a rover on the far side of the moon will also touch down on toy store shelves.

Wed 12 Dec 18 from SPACE.com

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